January 14, 2015

Ted Cruz’s Ideas are Prehistoric

Sen. Ted Cruz is now in charge of the Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, where he will oversee NASA and science programs. Given that Ted Cruz famously hates both NASA and science, we decided to commemorate his new gig by taking 5 of most idiotic quotes and putting them over pictures of cavemen. This… Read more »

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January 12, 2015

We Kept Burger King’s Tax Dodger Out of a High-Level Treasury Job!

President Obama had previously nominated investment banker Antonio Weiss to the serve in the third-highest job within the U.S. Treasury Department. This troubled many, as Weiss is the investment banker who advised Burger King on their tax-dodging purchase of Canadian chain Tim Horton’s. But opposition from the public, from Senators, and from the over 20,000… Read more »

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January 9, 2015

America Would Spend Less if College Was Free

The federal government could take the $69 billion it currently spends to subsidize the cost of college through grants, tax breaks, and work-study funds and instead cover tuition at all public colleges, which came to $62.6 billion in 2012, the most recent data. (The government spends another $197.4 billion on student loans.) That would give… Read more »

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January 8, 2015

Bill Nye Dispels Poverty Myths

People perceive that the U.S. spends a lot on foreign aid. That’s not true. It’s less than a penny. It’s 0.8% of the federal budget. You can’t even cut a coin small enough to represent how much money is spent on foreign aid. It’s not that much… Now this idea that wars or natural disasters;… Read more »

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